Blackhawks take double dual wins

Cheney boys, girls both claim wins in meet with Clarkston, Liberty


John McCallum

Kendall Dunn clears the final hurdle of the 100-meter race on her way to a win against Clarkston and Liberty last Wednesday.

Both Cheney High track and field teams breezed to a pair of wins in dual meet competition last Wednesday in Cheney. The Blackhawk boys downed Clarkston 103-33 for their first Great Northern League win, while also downing 2B classification Liberty-Spangle 113-17. The girls also had a relatively easy time, beating the Bantams 100-49 and the Lancers 133-14.

Kyle Lerch and Calvin Berstler led the boys’ efforts on the track. Lerch won the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes, 15.97 seconds, followed by Matt Duray 1.4 seconds back in second, and was first in the 1,600 in 4:55.50, leading Cheney runners Steaven Zachman, Duray and Chris Boyle in sweeping the top four spots.

Berstler captured first in the 200 in 23.50 seconds and was first in the 300 hurdles in 41.40, followed by Jackson Spencer in second. Spencer was also second in the 110 hurdles, with Issac Fenci third.

Zachman won the 3,200 in 11:20.10, edging Liberty-Spangle’s Eric Erickson by two-tenths of a second at the tape. Jesse Halstrom and Carson Kerr went 2-3 in the 400. Christian Dunbar (100), Kerr (200) and Joe Hatzinikolis (3,200) all had third place finishes.

In the field events Bret Wyborney won the shot put at 38 feet, 8.5 inches, with Kodi Smith second. Jordan Vivar led six other Blackhawks in the top seven spots by winning the discus with a throw of 114-00 while Bradley Kinman was first in the javelin with a throw of 136-01, with Kyle Labish third. Tom Littau was first in the pole vault (9-00), Berstler first in the long jump (19-09-50) followed by Eric Igbinoba and Gaige Felix 2-3 with Igbinoba second in the triple jump.

Janessa Day and Kendall Dunn led the Cheney girls, with Day winning the 200 in 26.30, followed by Chae Brown, Savannah Hyde and Kelsey Filmore 2-4, and the 400 in 1:00.30, Abby Hammermeister and Filmore going 2-3. Dunn won both hurdle races, 16.80 in the 100, with Jordan Schloten second, and 47.10 in the 300, Johanna Sherman second.

Sanne Holland won the 3,200 in 11:37.80, Mariah Brenton third, and was second in the 800 with Kora Wever third. Courtney Schwendiman and Amberly Mitchell went 2-3 in the 100 with Karli Eaker, Kaylie Watters and Claire Arensmeyer 2-3-4 in the 1,600.

In the field, Kinsey Pease took first in the javelin with a 113-07 throw, followed by Amanda Lomax, Bailey Gardner, Brittany Presson, Sasha Johnson and Mattie McNair 2-6. Erin Clark won the pole vault by going 11 feet, Jamie Bradley and Brittany Meyer going 2-3, while Schwendiman was first in the triple jump at 31-09, followed by Zania Stewart, Alyssa Rhoads and Hyde.

Skye Heuschkel, Madison Risley and Lomax went 2-3-4 in the high jump and Breanna Johnson and Rhoads finished 3-4 in the long jump. Sasha Johnson was second in the discus and fifth in the shot put with Kali Schwendiman fifth in the discus.

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